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2019 News Archives

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature today released the following statement:

We, the members of the Sullivan County Legislature – who have been fortunate to call ourselves both colleagues of District 9 Legislator Alan Sorensen and friends of his family – wish to convey our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Christopher Sorensen upon his untimely passing.…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board is currently seeking farms interested in applying for the NYS Agriculture and Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant.

Applicants must be actively farming the property and committed to placing a permanent land protection agreement restricting certain development rights on the land. A current…

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Liberty, NY – On January 2, 2020, the Home Energy Assistance Program’s (HEAP’s) Emergency Benefit component opens and will begin accepting applications.

Emergency benefits are available to assist eligible households with a heating emergency or a heat-related domestic emergency. Only one Emergency Benefit of each type is available per HEAP household for the 2019-2020 season.

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Van Manakas

Van Manakas

Hurleyville, NY – The First Sunday Concerts at the Sullivan County Museum are back, and on January 5 the series will kick off the New Year by showcasing some of the crowd’s favorite performers from 2019.

Guests will include guitar virtuoso Van Manakas. Van studied with Pat Metheny at the Berklee College of Music, and at 21, was hired by Gil…

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Monticello, NY – Weighing in at $1 million less than the 2019 Budget, the 2020 Sullivan County Budget was unanimously adopted today by the Legislature.

“Our Division of Management and Budget, which has worked for months to develop a responsible and efficient budget, was able to significantly lower appropriations for 2020, bringing the total appropriations in the 2020 Budget to $233,270…

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The Sullivan County and NYS team that tackled local cases of measles

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County’s Public Health Services and partners were honored by the NYS Department of Health last month upon the successful conclusion of a massive, coordinated effort to avoid a local measles outbreak similar to what New York City faced this summer.

“Sullivan County ultimately confirmed 19 cases of measles, and most of those cases were individuals who hadn’t been…

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Move Sullivan

Monticello, NY – The new year is expected to be one of growth for the new Move Sullivan public transportation service offered by Sullivan County, which has already seen ridership skyrocket since its August debut.

“The Tentative 2020 County Budget includes $300,000 for two new buses and $150,000 for an expansion of hours and/or routes,” noted Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek. “We…

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The Country Travelers

Hurleyville, NY – The Country Travelers are a classic country/bluegrass dance band whose repertoire includes square and round dance tunes, and longtime dance caller Patty Legg will actually call a dance during their show at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, December 15, starting at 2 p.m. (rescheduled from December 1 due to wintry conditions). Wear your dancing shoes!

Members of…

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Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek will be presenting the 2020 Tentative Sullivan County Budget at various meetings around the County in early December.

The $233 million budget – $1 million less than 2019’s – was given to legislators in November, who are now reviewing it.

“In the interim, I want to give citizens an opportunity to learn about the budget via…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) wants your feedback!

In order to better understand and serve the local workforce and the companies which employ them, the CWD has created a quick and easy-to-answer survey, which can be completed anonymously.

The survey, available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/…

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